FOR LITURGICAL PEACE
Our pilgrimage was born in 2012 to show our gratitude to Pope Benedict XVI, who, by publishing his motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, had recalled that the old missal had never been abrogated and had freely allowed its celebration for all Latin priests who wished to do so.
Today, more than a year after the publication of Traditionis Custodes, we will once again go fervently ad Petri Sedem, that is to say, to the See of Peter and to the Tomb of the Apostle, in order to pray for a return to liturgical peace, and we shall do so peacefully, as a quiet force.
Remember that our pilgrimage is not based on numbers but on the fact that the pilgrims each year represent the thousands of groups of faithful who, whatever happens, will continue to live their Catholic faith to the liturgical rhythm of the usus antiquior. Theses faithful are scattered over the five continents, all of them attached to the Church and to the Successor of Peter.
The 95 flags that will float over the column of pilgrims in procession from Saint-Celsus’ to Saint-Peter’s represent the 95 countries where the beautiful traditional liturgy is celebrated today, illustrating the universal character of this liturgical attachment.
See you Soon in Rome !
President of CISP